Maduro: Sao Paulo Forum is a great democratizing force in Latin America and the Caribbean

The President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, emphasized on Tuesday that the Sao Paulo Forum, which celebrated on Tuesday its 30th anniversary, has become a great democratizing force in Latin America and the Caribbean.

“The Sao Paulo Forum has been a great democratizing, advancing force in Latin America and the Caribbean”, said the Venezuelan Head of State, from Miraflores Palace in Caracas.

In declarations broadcast by Telesur, the national president stressed that the Sao Paulo Forum brings together, within it, social, political and revolutionary movements from the continent.

“Here the doors were opened, the doors open to all revolutionary, progressive, and intellectual movements, and that laid the foundations for what came later”, said Maduro.

He highlighted the revolutionary realities of countries such as Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela where the Sao Paulo Forum is increasingly becoming a truth where peoples express themselves and as a mechanism where there is hope and inclusion.

He emphasized that the 21st century has been virtuous, because it has undergone the processes that led to the formation of the Bolivarian Alternative for the Peoples of Our Americas (Alba), PetroCaribe, the Union of South American Nations (Unasur) and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac).

He also stressed that in this way the peoples attacked by the United States Government have been able to confront their policies based on the supremacist ideology and the Monroe doctrine.

“They think they are superior to us because of the Monroe doctrine, they believe that we belong to them and that we must enslave our countries, they think they are superior for reasons of race, too”, he emphasized.

Attacks from the right wing in the region:

President Maduro, during his intervention in the virtual forum, recalled how the international right wing has intervened in the progressive processes of the countries of the region, such as the coup against Evo Morales, on November 10, 2019.

“What happens in Bolivia with the pandemic would not be as it is now, would Evo be the president, he had the correct management of the country’s social and economic policy, they do not forgive the fact that the Indigenous leader has been a better ruler”, he said.

The Venezuelan president urged social movements, parties and organizations to reflect on the role of right-wing actors in Latin America and the Caribbean, and how it has affected sisterly nations such as Brazil, Colombia and Chile.

“We will return, throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, a new wave of progressive advanced governments will come, which will courageously resume the integrationist agenda of Unasur and Celac”, he said.